Merrimack seeks Bark For Your Park votes

MERRIMACK – Pet lovers from around the region are encouraged to cast their votes in hopes that the town of Merrimack will soon “go to the dogs.”

Merrimack has made the final round of PetSafe’s national Bark For Your Park contest, and could be awarded up to $100,000 toward its new dog park if it garners enough votes.

Merrimack surpassed hundreds of other nominated towns across the country during the initial voting round held earlier this spring, and it’s the only town in the Northeast to remain in the running.

Project officials are now calling on community members and friends to vote for this project online each day through Wednesday, July 22. Bark For Your Park has a grand prize of $100,000 and four $25,000 runner-up prizes. Winners will be determined based on the highest number of votes among the top five towns based on population.

Each supporter may cast up to two votes per day. Voting may be conducted via the Bark For Your Park website,, or on the PetSafe Facebook page. Winners will be announced in late July.